July 5th, 2010
We’ll admit that when searching for eco-friendly goods, sometimes we don’t know our head from our Aspen. (AspenClean, that is.)
Which is why we’re thrilled with AspenClean Grapefruit and Lavender All-in-One Concentrate ($19.50). Professional grade and made-in-Vancouver, this ECOCERT wonder can make up to 40 batches of all-purpose cleaner that’s suitable for most scrub jobs (tubs, toilets, floors and countertops included).
It doesn’t take a green genius to see how smart that is—but we’ll take the credit anyways.
November 21st, 2007
If Clorox is not an ingredient you want in your next batch of homemade bread, we’ve found the kitchen eco-cleaner for you.
Made in North Vancouver by an environmental scientist/copywriter team, the new Sapadilla Countertop Cleanser made quick work of the stainless steel counters and marble island in the Vitamin V test kitchen. The slick type-based packaging satisfied the designophile in us, and the all-natural sanitizer and grapefruit-bergamot scent had us cleaning like Cinderella.
Wonder how it works on glass slippers?
View products at www.sapadilla.com
At Whole Foods Market, Stongs, The Gourmet Warehouse and Cookworks.
February 19th, 2007
We hate cleaning as much as the next girl.
But when the cleaning products come in toothsome bottles designed by Karim Rashid and in pale pastel shades that complement our kitchen décor, well, we might just give in.
With prices ranging from $4 to $7, Method products like all-purpose cleaner, biodegradable wipes in pink grapefruit and hand soap in our favourite scent, White Flowers, may be the least expensive objets d’art you’ll ever own.
Plus everything is recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic.
Which he’ll appreciate knowing when you hand him the rubber gloves.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
To view products and learn more, visit www.methodhome.com
January 3rd, 2007
Did someone get a bottle of Tom Ford’s Black Orchid for Christmas?
Well, lucky girl, no sense muddling the sexy scent with clothes that smell like Tide.
Bowen Island’s Naked Soapworks makes an all-natural, scent-free, dye-free laundry detergent made with purified water that comes in a handy 4 L jug, sleekly packaged and ready to pour.
And when he inquires if he can do your laundry? Let him yes, but you only do the laundry Naked.
Find retailers and view entire product line at www.nakedsoapworks.com